The Orhan Gunduz Memorial School (OGMS) was established to provide Turkish language and cultural learning opportunities to students of all ages and levels of mastery and to build community in the greater Boston area. Established in 1994, the school has grown both in its number of students – children and adults – as well as the number of families who enjoy the sense of community and celebration of Turkish culture it provides. OGMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with formalized by-laws and an organizational constitution that will ensure the school’s legacy for years to come. Demet Tatar has been the OGMS Principal since January 2020 and is tackling the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dear OGMS Family, You may register for the new semester on our website. All of our processes have been digitalized and we are more than happy to help you if you need any help. This semester all of our classes will be held online. They will be at the same time on Sundays at 10:30 AM. Depending on the pandemic, we will move back to our usual classrooms hopefully sometime in 2021. We hope everyone is safe and healthy. We are looking forward to seeing all our students and their families on the first day of school. Kind regards, Demet Tatar, Principal
The Orhan Gündüz Memorial School (OGMS) was established to provide Turkish language and cultural learning opportunities to students of all ages and levels of mastery and to build community in the greater Boston area. Established in 1994, the school has grown both in its number of students – children and adults – as well as the number of families who enjoy the sense of community and celebration of Turkish culture it provides. OGMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with formalized by-laws and an organizational constitution that will ensure the school’s legacy for years to come.
Our new school year starts this Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 10:30 AM. After careful review of the current health situation and the results of the survey that was conducted by our parents and teachers, we have decided to start this year’s classes online. Last year, even though it was our first online education experience we had a great year. Our teachers observed that our students were able to grasp the concepts and exceeded their expectations. We have great confidence that this year’s online education will be even better than last year. We value in-person education very much and we will keep monitoring the health situation and switch to in-person education as soon as possible. But for now, we believe that online education is the safest alternative for our students who are not eligible for vaccination yet.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.
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At the beginning of the semester, students will be placed into the classes based on their ages. In the first week, teachers will evaluate the student’s Turkish language level and after conferring with the student’s parents, will decide on the final placement.
Our Toddler classes are structured for our kids to comprehend the early basics of the Turkish language and culture where we aim to have them feel recognized by their name and uniqueness and feel welcomed in a family-like group. We require the interactive attendance of our parents. We work on the articulation of words by using repetition and their understanding of the words through movement and sounds. We try to change the flow of the class to keep the toddlers engaged by incorporating singing, simple games, and basic sign language.
The goal of our class is to get our kids familiar with the Turkish language in a fun way. We play games and encourage them to speak Turkish. We also make a lot of fun crafts together where we have dialogs in Turkish. We also read Turkish books and talk about the story in Turkish.
The objective of our class is to teach Turkish and Turkish culture in a fun way to the kids. We first learn how to recognize the Turkish alphabet with basic reading and writing skills. We learn how to play Turkish games and songs. We also do a lot of fun crafts with our kids. We develop a creative environment for kids to hear, learn and speak Turkish. We encourage them to express themselves and their feelings in Turkish as well.
The objective of our class is to have higher conversations in Turkish for our little kids. We love to read stories and discuss them. Then we ask questions and try to answer them. We help our kids with their Turkish comprehension. We also play Turkish games. We give weekly homework.
We love to have very fun Turkish classes every week focusing on reading and comprehension, speaking, and expression. We develop skills so they can express their daily lives in Turkish. We read and learn about Turkish Culture.
In our classes, we read and learn about Turkish Culture, History, and Geography. We learn about the most important historical dates in the Turkish Culture, events, traditions, climate, cuisine, music, literature, people, and places. We practice talking about not only daily lives but also some of the important Turkish historical events, people, places, architecture, etc. We also study Turkish grammar.
In our Introduction to Turkish class, we learn how to speak Turkish in our daily lives. We learn about the Turkish alphabet, sentence structure, greetings, common phrases, different tenses. We follow a structured method where we get to practice a lot of daily Turkish and learn how to speak basic Turkish. We learn the times, seasons, numbers, basic shopping skills, asking directions, and much more.
We will continue to develop basic Turkish skills such as speaking, pronunciation, listening, vocabulary, reading, grammar, and spelling.
In this class, we teach English to Turkish speakers.
In this course, we teach English to our adult Turkish students. The format of our lesson is based on learning English with daily conversations. We learn English sentence structure, tenses, and concepts in daily conversations with simple forms. We practice English with the lyrics of various English songs by reading different storybooks.
At Orhan Gunduz Memorial School, we are relieved to teach you Turkish in a good way in the school environment. We prepare a rigorous study program with our students of all ages, train and teach them to read better in the future. Of course, everyone wants to read and learn good Turkish. We leave the rote mentality aside, work on how we can teach them in the best way, and instill confidence in our students by standing by them.
This way, they feel more comfortable and can learn Turkish with confidence without fear of making mistakes. If you want to receive this kind of training, you should definitely contact us. You can reserve your place immediately by using the links and contact addresses below. So don’t wait and contact us now!
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